S-Space Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (규장각한국학연구원) Korean Culture (한국문화) Korean Culture (한국문화) vol.26 (2000)
(장미촌)의 비전문문인들의 성격과 시 사상
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- 서울대학교 규장각한국학연구원
- 한국문화, Vol.26, pp. 137-170
- The purpose of the present essay lies in elucidating the Rose Village (Changmichon). the first modem Korean periodical to devote itself solely to poetry. in terms of the history of ideas. For a periodical to be a professional poetry journal, the writings published in it must be limited to poetic genres. and their authors must be either professional poets or those with a firm sense and view of literature. An examination of the contributors to the Rose village. however. reveals many names that are no longer familiar to scholars of modem Korean poetry. Indeed. they consist mainly of nonprofessional writers who otherwise were political thinkers or social activists. As such. an elucidation of the existence of these contributors can help to shed light on the various ideas that influenced Korean poetry in the early modem era. of course. this task in turn will serve as a reconstruction of the history of ideas reflected by modern Korean poetry. Up to the present. Korean poetry of the 1920's. much of which was published in periodicals like the Rose Village. has been interpreted largely as an imitation of symbolism. The poetic writings of the nonprofessional authors represented in this poetry journal. however. reflect and widely intermingle various other ideas such as anarchism. "life" philosophy, and mysticism, in addition to symbolism itself. Consequently, the poetic works that were published in periodicals during the 1920's must be reinterpreted in terms of the relationship among the ideas that they reflect. Through a positivistic examination of poetry by contributors to the Rose Village including Chŏng Tae-sin, Hwang Sŏg-u, Yi Hun, and Sin Tae-ak. the present essay has been able to elucidate the flow of ideas such as anarchism, "life" philosophy, and mysticism. This is valuable in that it makes possible a reexamination of the poetic writings that were published in the periodicals of the 1920's.